This morning the Lady Aino Nystad contacted me about her meeting this day with the newly self appointed King, Lord Casca. She asked that I give her strength in words as she spoke with the King about her lands and family name. I agreed and told her that I would gather as many Citizens as I could to support her in her time of need. I spread the word as best I could, sending books and scolls everywhere I could. Contacting comrades and telling them to spread the word as well. We met with the Lady Aino Nystad near her guest quarters, in front of Castle British. I believe Aino was quite surprised by the turnout. Even our shard drun...er sake conosuer came to give his blessing and support. Lady Aino soon opened a portal to the location of the meeting and we followed her through. The following is a transcript of the conversation that was held. Lord Casca: Hail Lady Aino the mighty, of the magicians most renown! Casca: Hail Lady Aino the fair, whose mane is gold and name is great! Casca: Thank you for arriving on such notice. Casca: I assure you, your punctuality is noted. Lady Aino Nystad: Hail Lord Casca! *Casca bows to the Lady Aino.* *Aino curtseys to Casca* Aino: I thank you for your flowery words and for allowing this meeting… Aino: Given the arduous task that has already been laid out before you in becoming our new Lord. *Casca smiles and nods* Aino looks at the seats as Casca tells someone to remove himself from the seat. Casca’s guard, Kemer, pulls out the chair for Aino. Aino: My Lord, I will speak plain. My family has served the throne of Britainnia for many years… both in war and trade. Aino: The Nystad Estate and its assets have made the kingdom safer, richer, more glorious! Casca: Lady Aino, this meeting is not about your family or your estate. *Aino looks confused.* Aino: Surely, … *Aino pauses in disbelief* Aino: Surely, My Lord… I can imagine no other reason to be here before your grace. *Oriana lays a hand on Aino’s shoulder in support* Aino: Why must my family suffer under the weight of this embarrassment! Aino: Our livelihood taken! Cast out, becoming hardly more than beggars! Casca: Lady Aino as I have already stated, I have not brought you here to discuss your family problems, or the state of your material assets thereof. *Aino looks around desperately, pleading* Aino: Forgive my impudence, Lord Casca, I beseech you! My home and my lands have been robbed from us beneath terms malicious and unjust! This cannot stand! Casca pounds his fist angrily on the table. Casca: Lady Aino! Hold your tongue and speak no more of this! *Aino is stunned by the out burst* *Oriana again places her hands on Aino’s shoulders, only to be threatened by Casca’s guard, Kemer* The crowd grumbled at his display, James invites him to speak his mind. *Aino grinds her teeth* Aino: If you did not wish to discuss my issue then why did you summon me here… *Aino pauses* Aino: Sire… Surely you have other tasks to attend to… rather than ti simply sit and wait at my expense. *Casca’s expression softens.* Casca: I understand your heart, my Lady. Let me only say that at this time, what you ask is not possible. Casca: It would create a conflict that could divide the nobility. And perhaps in turn divide the people, which we can not afford. Casca: Much less at such a crucial juncture. I am confident you understand this, as one who is of noble blood… Casca: that the need of the people are put above yours and those of your family. The crowd begins to murmur amongst themselves and looks at the Lord Casca with mistrust. The dignitaries from Dawn looked at one another, and the Luminari delegate could be seen narrowing her eyes. Kemer the Royal Guard grips his halberd and points it across the room! Kemer: Orc! *points at Kurpur* Kemer: Orc, What is your business here? Casca to Lady Aino: however unfortunate it may be for you. *Aino nods hesitantly* The room erupts as Kemer calls Kurpur to him! Wildstar: You will leave him alone! Sara: He is here as our guest. Casca: Calm, Kemer Kemer: Milady, I cannot allow a foul creature to stand so close to our liege. *Kurpur takes a defensive stand* Kemer: You draw your weapon, orc? *Aino looks around* Aino: The orc is with me! *Kemer blinks in surprise* Casca: Enough Kemer! Casca: Both of you! Kemer stops his eyes widen fearfully. Kemer: I… I apologize for my conduct, your highness. Kemer sulks away *Aino looks confused* Casca: He is allowed here, as are all who come under term of peace. *Kemer watches Kurpur warily* *Casca take a deep breath* Casca: No my Lady, I have called you here today to offer you a proposal. *Aino’s eyes widen as her anger ebbs away into curiosity* Casca: A proposal not from me myself, your King, but from our Fellow citizens. Casca: Who by their words and actions during this time of tribulation, I believe are in desperate need of closer leadership. Aino: My lord? Kurmur laughs causing Kemer to twitch at the sound of his laughter *Casca smiles warmly* Medusa makes an in appropriate comment causing Kemer to stare at her Casca: I have studied you, Aino Nystad. Casca: and this is what I have ascertained. *Aino raises and eyebrow* Casca: You are as loyal as a servant of the throne should be, strong and unwavering. Casca: You aptitude for magic surpasses that of many. Casca: Such that even the mages of my court could learn a trick or two from you… *Aino blushes* Casca: And though young you are wise with the knowledge of any learned scholar. Casca: But most of all, you are respected and you are followed. *Aino looks around* Casca: The noble and citizens speak to me of the name Nystad only in praise, and this together with your natural abilities, make you my first choice to lead the royal Guard as Captain. *Aino stutters in disbelief* Aino: C-Captain of the Royal Guard? Me? *Oriana takes Aino’s hand* *Aino looks as though she has been hit by a llama* The crowd once again rumbles Sara: But she is of noble blood. *Katrina grimaces* *Aino pauses* Oriana whispers in Aino’s ear…Do not fall for this distraction my lady! Aino: My Lord, I-I do not know, this is no small thing you ask of me… *Casca smiles* Kemer the guard yells at Lady Oriana: Do not touch and bother the Lady Nystad so. *Oriana stares back at Kemer* Casca: Indeed it is not my Lady. I expect to hear fron you soon on this matter. Casca: Do not make me wait. Casca: Let me say this finally, Aino Nystad. *Casca speaks firmly* Casca: The people have issued a cry for leadership and I intend to answer. Oriana whispers again: Be strong m’lady Casca: I am sure that those who follow their new King in this undertaking will be looked upon favorably… Casca: in all things. *Casca pauses* *Aino nods slowly* Casca: Eve their own personal endeavors. *Aino’s eyes widen* *Casca smiles warmly and bows* Casca: Good day my Lady Aino: Fare Well… Lord Casca Casca: Kemer at your leisure *Kemer nods* *Oriana glares at Casca* The crowd begins to rumble again.